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Dell OptiPlex 9030

Dell OptiPlex 9030
alaScore 90

8 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Dell OptiPlex 9030. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

design, size, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell OptiPlex 9030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Dell OptiPlex 9030 review


A sleek, simple and, unfortunately, unsurprising business all-in-one PC

Ultra-sleek design ; Air-tight security options ; Almost zero bloatware

Comparatively pricey ; Serious CPU issues ; Long boot times ; Sluggish performance

The OptiPlex 9030 is simply tough to recommend for the majority of businesses. As a less-than-powerful system with a bit of panache, this all-in-one PC is one machine best left on the shelf.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch


With its easily accessible chassis and pivot-capable, 10-point touch screen, the Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch is a solid all-in-one desktop that will help your business transition to Windows 8.1 Professional over the next few years.

10-point touch screen can pivot. HDMI-in and -out ports. Physical shutter on camera. IT serviceable.

Wired keyboard and mouse.

The Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch is a good business desktop, with the touch screen that's becoming almost a necessity for using Windows 8.1 Professional. That said, the HP EliteOne 800 holds on to its Editors' Choice award for all-in-one business systems...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : charles mclellan (

Dell OptiPlex 9030 review: A secure and businesslike 23-inch AIO desktop


Dell's latest top-end all-in-one desktop offers an excellent range of security options and can be configured to handle a variety of business workloads.

Compact, understated design ; Good CPU and memory performance ; Extensive security options ; Good selection of ports ; Built-in power supply ; Tool-free internal access ; Quiet in operation

Slow 5,400rpm hard drive ; Discrete GPU option not yet available ; Touchscreen option not yet available in the UK

Security — of both the physical devices and the data they house — is obviously vital for mobile computers, but it's also important for desktop PCs too. Dell's new OptiPlex 9030 takes security very seriously, offering a range of options that, if...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

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Bright, clear display can pivot between landscape and portrait modes, Decent sound, Plenty of connectivity options

Stand pivots and tilts but doesn't swivel, Mediocre mouse and keyboard, No discrete graphics

But Dell's OptiPlex line doesn't pretend to have the gaming aspirations that its Inspiron and XPS series, let alone its Alienware models, do—it's Dell's business brand, devoted to good-looking, strongly supported PCs for office productivity. And on...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Housen Maratouk (

Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch Review and Ratings


A good option for small business environments where space is at a premium, the sleek and slim Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch all-in-one offers solid functionality at a reasonable price.

Bright, clear display can pivot between landscape and portrait modes ; Decent sound ; Plenty of connectivity options

Stand pivots and tilts but doesn't swivel ; Mediocre mouse and keyboard ; No discrete graphics

The OptiPlex 9030 Touch is not a beast of a system, neither in size nor in performance. The lack of a discrete graphics option means would-be gamers had better look elsewhere (and be prepared to spend more, as for the

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
RMS rated power:7.6


Certification:CECP, WEEE / CECP, WEEE, Japan Energy Law, South Korea Eco -\nlabel
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Product colour:Black
Wall mountable: Yes


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:58.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Pixel pitch:0.265 x 0.265
Screen shape:Flat
Tilt angle:-5 - 30
Tilt angle range:-5 - 30
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 A265 / N / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM


Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 180
Total MegaPixels:2


Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11ac / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 5000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD,DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Y / Yes
Bundled software:CECP, WEEE / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Cables included:AC
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


BIOS password:Y / Yes
Dell E-Value Code:ca003d9030aio11 / CA006D9030AIO9 / CA007D9030AIO11 / ca008d9030aio9vp / CA011D9030AIO11 / CA013D9030AIO9 / ca016d9030aio11 / CA018D9030AIO9 / SM005D9030AIO11
Placement supported:Horizontal
Product Type:PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio output:Y / Yes
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5 / 6
USB 3.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:47/63 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264
AC adapter power:180
Autonomy mode:N / No


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81 / Intel Q87
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor code:SR14J / SR1PJ / SR1PK / SR1QM / SR1QN
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I3-4150 / I3-4160 / I5-4570S / I5-4590S / I7-4790S
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.4 / 71.35 / 72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):54 / 65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75044 / 77486 / 77488 / 80808 / 80816
Processor code:SR14J / SR1PJ / SR1PK / SR1QM / SR1QN
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C


Bundled software:CECP, WEEE / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ENG / ESP / FRE / ITA / KOR / Multilingual / POR / SWE
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office, McAfee SecurityCenter / MS Office, McAfee / Office / Office, McAfee


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 5900 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.5 / 205 / 21.5 / 27.4 / 5.86 / 6
Depth (without stand):5.86 / 6
Height :38.1 / 380.7
Height (without stand):38.1
Weight:12.5 / 14 / 14.1 / 14.4 / 16.5
Weight (without stand):11.5 / 12.5 / 125 / 14
Width:56.7 / 56.8 / 567.5
Width (without stand):56.8